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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5, i7-12800H RTX 3070 Ti

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer version of the ThinkPad P1 workstation. From multi-monitor support to a rich MR/VR experience and even to intensive gaming, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme handles demanding computing tasks without a hitch. Lenovo is not breaking with tradition with the X1 Extreme, either. The laptop’s body is made of carbon fibre with a sturdy feel to it, and ports are easy to access on either side. The trusty ThinkPad keyboard and pointing stick make a return as well, opposite a 15.6” display that can either be configured as a non-touch Full-HD screen or a touch-enabled 4K IPS display with HDR and Dolby Vision, as well as support for a stylus with tilt function and shading. Users can opt for either an 8th-gen Coffee Lake Core i5 or i7 processor to start with, and up to 64 GB of DDR4 at 2666 MHz, Dual DIMM RAM. Then there is the storage, which comes in the form of up to 2 TB that can be configured via dual M.2 PCI Express NVMe SSDs with RAID support. That is a huge amount of blazing-fast storage to play around with, making it easy to work on large and complex files in most programs. The graphics department is where the X1 Extreme might seem to fall short. In theory, with a GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU, it will match the performance of the XPS and the EliteBook, but it cannot compete with the full-voltage 1050 Ti chip inside the Zenbook Pros.

Lenovo is using a tiny (and light) power brick alongside an 80Whr battery in the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, and the battery should charge up to 80 per cent in just an hour thanks to Lenovo’s RapidCharge tech. There is even a fingerprint reader at the side of the keyboard and a Windows Hello camera that can be covered with the ThinkShutter camera cover. Windows 10 Pro is pre-installed, so a user will be able to use the built-in camera to log into the operating system with just their face. For connectivity, a user has got two USB-3.0 ports and an SD-card reader on the right side, which is great for quickly connecting an external storage device or to copy content directly from an SD card. On the opposite side sit two Thunderbolt ports, full-sized HDMI, a network extension port, and a headphone jack. The Thunderbolt and HDMI ports mean that a user can have up to three external monitors connected to the X1 Extreme, which makes it perfect for video editing or working on complex programs that need more screen space. It’s plug-and-play-ready for the leading VR/MR headsets, including Oculus Rift. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme really does pack plenty of power into a ridiculously slim and lightweight body. For users who are in the market for an on-the-go powerhouse that can also scratch the occasional gaming itch, the X1 Extreme is a great choice.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i7-12800H, Intel Coffee Lake i5-8300H, Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H, Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H, Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
Display: 15.60 inch, 16.00 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.703kg, 1.71kg, 1.8kg, 1.83kg, 1.84kg, 1.842kg, 1.88kg
Price: 1799, 2400, 2700, 2799, 2800, 3000 euro
Average Score: 85.09% - good
Average of 38 scores (from 57 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 91%, features: 88%, display: 165%, mobility: 75%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 88%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XGE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.842kg
Price: 2799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 85.57% - good

Average of 14 scores (from 28 reviews)

 

Reviews

86.8% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i7, 4K-HDR, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Lenovo expands it ThinkPad X1-series with a 15.6-inch laptop and competes directly with the popular Dell XPS 15 as well as the Apple MacBook Pro 15. The new flagship is equipped with a high-resolution HDR screen as well as a discreet Nvidia GPU. But is this still a business laptop or rather a full-fledged multimedia device with some business features for consumers?
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
This is one expensive laptop, but many might willingly pay the price for this beautifully engineered and designed machine. If you want desktop-level power with portability in a robust package, the X1 Extreme is built for exactly that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme mobile workstation review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
This is one expensive laptop, but many might willingly pay the price for this beautifully engineered and designed machine. If you want desktop-level power with portability in a robust package, the X1 Extreme is built for exactly that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: Think Digit English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme combines top-notch performance with portability while maintaining its legendary build. Its 4K touchscreen display is a hit or miss but the device is on the whole quite a stunner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 76%
76% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: Think Digit English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme combines top-notch performance with portability while maintaining its legendary build. Its 4K touchscreen display is a hit or miss but the device is on the whole quite a stunner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 76%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: A powerful business laptop with a top-quality 4K screen
Source: Zdnet.com English Archive.org version
Extreme' is the right word to describe this laptop: it has a large 15.6-inch screen which, in 4K guise (as reviewed), is very watchable; high-end CPU and discrete GPU options allow it to handle demanding tasks; and with two SSD slots there's potential for a lot of internal storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: A powerful business laptop with a top-quality 4K screen
Source: Zdnet.com English Archive.org version
Extreme' is the right word to describe this laptop: it has a large 15.6-inch screen which, in 4K guise (as reviewed), is very watchable; high-end CPU and discrete GPU options allow it to handle demanding tasks; and with two SSD slots there's potential for a lot of internal storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of the most alluring mobile workstations I’ve used in a long time. The laptop’s slim, lightweight design coupled with a stunning 4K display and high performance make this model a treat for anyone trying to get serious work done while away from the office. Battery life isn’t quite as stellar as some may hope, but the system can still offer several hours on a charge and, thanks to rapid charging, topping up the battery doesn’t take long at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Slashgear English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of the most alluring mobile workstations I’ve used in a long time. The laptop’s slim, lightweight design coupled with a stunning 4K display and high performance make this model a treat for anyone trying to get serious work done while away from the office. Battery life isn’t quite as stellar as some may hope, but the system can still offer several hours on a charge and, thanks to rapid charging, topping up the battery doesn’t take long at all.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds a capable (albeit very expensive) desktop-replacement laptop to the company's flagship ThinkPad X series.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds a capable (albeit very expensive) desktop-replacement laptop to the company's flagship ThinkPad X series.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2018
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
Overall, the X1 Extreme is an excellent option for business users, gamers and everyday consumers who are in the market for a premium laptop. So, to answer the question you've been wondering: Yes, this really is an X-treme laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
Overall, the X1 Extreme is an excellent option for business users, gamers and everyday consumers who are in the market for a premium laptop. So, to answer the question you've been wondering: Yes, this really is an X-treme laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a great addition to Lenovo’s exceptional ThinkPad series, bringing workstation-class performance and gaming into one slim and lightweight body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a great addition to Lenovo’s exceptional ThinkPad series, bringing workstation-class performance and gaming into one slim and lightweight body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds a capable (albeit very expensive) desktop-replacement laptop to the company's flagship ThinkPad X series.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds a capable (albeit very expensive) desktop-replacement laptop to the company's flagship ThinkPad X series.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds graphics chops to its top biz laptop
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
Heat's a big problem with the Max-Q designs, since their fans are supposed hit a lower sound volume than their high-test alternatives. Lenovo's addressed that by adding a heat-dissipating aluminum alloy bottom cover to its veteran X1 carbon-fiber body. Otherwise, it's the standard X1 clamshell design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme adds graphics chops to its top biz laptop
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
Heat's a big problem with the Max-Q designs, since their fans are supposed hit a lower sound volume than their high-test alternatives. Lenovo's addressed that by adding a heat-dissipating aluminum alloy bottom cover to its veteran X1 carbon-fiber body. Otherwise, it's the standard X1 clamshell design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2018

Foreign Reviews

95% Leenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Com! - 1/19 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
95% Leenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Com! - 1/19 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
93% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% features: 88% display: 91% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 92%
93% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% features: 88% display: 91% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 92%
Lenovos 15-Zöller ist ein leistungsstarker Hitzkopf
Source: Golem German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2018
Lenovos 15-Zöller ist ein leistungsstarker Hitzkopf
Source: Golem German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, primeras impresiones: un ThinkPad «de raza» con alma profesional y una configuración sin concesiones
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, primeras impresiones: un ThinkPad «de raza» con alma profesional y una configuración sin concesiones
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2018
Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme: классика с новым «движком»
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high mobility; metal case; long battery life; excellent display. Negative: Overheats while using; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2019
Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme: классика с новым «движком»
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high mobility; metal case; long battery life; excellent display. Negative: Overheats while using; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000RGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000RGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000RGE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-8300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.703kg
Price: 1799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 88% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

91.6% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (i5, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The more expensive model of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme has been found to be a worthy competitor to the Dell XPS 15 in many respects. Today, the question is whether the same is true for the base model with the i5-8300H and the matte FHD screen. Find out which configuration of the X1 Extreme fares better in this comprehensive review!

Foreign Reviews

88% Lenovo X1 Extreme, análisis: robustez, nostalgia y un teclado casi perfecto como complemento de la GTX 1050 Ti
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 93% display: 83% mobility: 65% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 95%
88% Lenovo X1 Extreme, análisis: robustez, nostalgia y un teclado casi perfecto como complemento de la GTX 1050 Ti
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 93% display: 83% mobility: 65% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 95%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 20MF000NUS

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 20MF000NUSNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 20MF000NUS
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.84kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 85.5% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review: A Workhorse That's Got Game
Source: Hot Hardware English Archive.org version
As configured for our review, there's no question you'll have justify the business case (or pleasure, we suppose) associated with a $3100 laptop price tag, but you do have a fair swath of configuration options to choose from, between its base price and our much more top-end review config. Was Lenovo sandbagging our benchmarks here? Maybe just a tad but it is what it is, as they say, and you can dial things back a bit if this config is too rich for your blood. In the end, the Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme is an extremely well-equipped, powerful laptop with a beautiful 4K HDR display option that delivers workstation and enthusiast-class performance levels in a light, 4lb, extremely well-built machine. As long as you don't mind the relatively short battery life of its high-end display configuration, this new, larger 15-inch format ThinkPad X1 variant will handle just about anything anyone would throw at a laptop these days, and do so with grace and agility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2018
88% ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: Big on power and price
Source: Engadget English Archive.org version
The four-pound Thinkpad X1 Extreme is surprisingly thin and light considering it has a 15-inch 4K HDR screen and powerful desktop-caliber internals. Add in the trademark ThinkPad keyboard, some incredibly sturdy construction and ports galore, and you’ve got the sort of machine that will satisfy even the most demanding of users. Just don’t plan on wandering too far from a power outlet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme Review: The Right Mix Of Work And Fun
Source: The Verge English Archive.org version
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is one of my favorite laptops of the year. It takes the best traits of mainstream consumer laptops (4K, Dolby, and Precision touchpad), blends it with gaming laptop features (Max Q discrete graphics and HDR), and adds in the best qualities of a business laptop (durability, security, and a low-profile). Of course, it’s not without its faults: the X1 Extreme’s speakers aren’t the best by far, the fans can get noisy, and the aluminum bottom plate can get pretty toasty on your lap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review (Core i7-8850H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, UHD screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English Archive.org version
This pretty much wraps up our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, but if you have anything to add, any comments or questions, just get in touch in the section below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

89% Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 75% features: 90% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TGE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 3000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 91.67% - very good

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Reviews

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Hexus English Archive.org version
For me personally, the X1 Carbon is still the sweet spot, with great performance, excellent battery life, and a robust thin-and-light form factor. That isn't to say the X1 Extreme is a bad machine, mind, not by any stretch. This is one of the best 15.6in business laptops I've tested, and it happens to be particularly good for both work and winding down with Netflix.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2019
95% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: The first X1 with a Core i7-8750H, and GeForce graphics
Source: Neowin English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is your PC for everything. It's great for work, play, and entertainment. Lenovo made sure of this with its powerful internals, beautiful 4K Dolby Vision display, and of course, that amazing ThinkPad keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%

Foreign Reviews

91% Business meets Gaming
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 84% features: 100% display: 94% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 92%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Business meets Gaming
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2018
89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme za 12 tys. złotych – wart swojej ceny czy przepłacony? (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 958% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MFS03W00

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MFS03W00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MFS03W00
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.83kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review: Thin, fast and all business
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
Overall, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is an impressive laptop, but is it a Dell XPS 15 killer? That depends. On the performance front, it tracks closely. But where it really shines is weight. While you may scoff at an 8-ounce difference (when similarly configured with touch panels), you'll feel that in your bag and on your shoulder.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review: Thin, fast and all business
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
Overall, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is an impressive laptop, but is it a Dell XPS 15 killer? That depends. On the performance front, it tracks closely. But where it really shines is weight. While you may scoff at an 8-ounce difference (when similarly configured with touch panels), you'll feel that in your bag and on your shoulder.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2019

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review (Core i7-8850H, GTX 1050 TI Max-Q, ecran UHD touch)
Source: Giz.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; full connectivity; comfortable keyboard; bright display; excellent performance. Negative: Overheats while using; mediocre speakers; short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TMD

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TMDNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TMD
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 73.5% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English Archive.org version
Lenovo has tried combining the best of all worlds with this laptop, and we're sure there are plenty of people who need a relatively portable machine that can be used for heavy creative work with a bit of entertainment on the side. Whether people who match that profile have the budget for a ThinkPad X1 Extreme will be another matter altogether.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

67% Test: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XUK

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XUKNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000XUK
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: The ThinkPad, perfected
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
Few laptops can cost this much and still feel worth it, but the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is no ordinary laptop. From performance to the keyboard, from connectivity to the display, it succeeds at almost every turn, and business buyers in particular can take advantage of a host of security and management tools.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TRT

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TRTNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TRT
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme review: The near-perfect laptop
Source: India Today English Archive.org version
There's no doubt that the ThinkPad X1 Extreme is a brilliant laptop. It has a killer performance rivalling any gaming laptop you can buy these days. The signature comfortable ergonomics of ThinkPad series is a delight to live with on an everyday basis. The keyboard will make you want to write just for the sake of using it. And most importantly, the optional 4K touchscreen display is the best you can get in a premium laptop at the moment - this makes even the most mundane tasks interesting.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen1
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Rich set of ports; long battery life; high security; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G2-20QV000WGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G2-20QV000WGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G2-20QV000WGE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.71kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 86.4% - good

Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
Lenovo freshens its 15.6-inch status-symbol ThinkPad X1 Extreme with new CPU choices, along with faster (if not blazing) graphics and gorgeous displays. But it faces a fierce fight from two refreshed icons: Apple's MacBook Pro and Dell's XPS 15.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Review (i7-9750H, Nvidia GTX 1650, 500-nit FHD screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English Archive.org version
Lenovo's X1 Extreme Gen 2 is a meaningful upgrade over the Gen 1 due to its GPU and many minor improvements. With excellent build quality, upgradability, and looks, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more compelling overall package in the ultraportable professional notebook space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Review (i7-9750H, Nvidia GTX 1650, 500-nit FHD screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English Archive.org version
Lenovo's X1 Extreme Gen 2 is a meaningful upgrade over the Gen 1 due to its GPU and many minor improvements. With excellent build quality, upgradability, and looks, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more compelling overall package in the ultraportable professional notebook space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

87% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 97% features: 95% display: 83% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 82%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20QV000WGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20QV000WGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20QV000WGE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

85% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme: Un Notebook Pensato Per Il Lavoro
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5, i7-12800H RTX 3070 Ti

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5, i7-12800H RTX 3070 TiNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme G5, i7-12800H RTX 3070 Ti
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i7-12800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixels
Weight: 1.88kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 review: powerful, as always
Source: Digital Trends English
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen lives up to its role as the most powerful non-workstation ThinkPad you can buy. For ThinkPad fans who are also demanding creators, it’s the best laptop you can buy. It’s also quite expensive, which is why it becomes a less-appealing choice for those who aren’t committed to the ThinkPad line. There are several 16-inch laptops that are powerful creativity workstations and cost a lot of money, like the MSI Creator Z16P and Apple MacBook Pro 16. But there are also considerably less expensive options, like the HP Envy 16 that’s just as fast and also enjoys an awesome display (in its case, an OLED panel). That makes the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 slightly less easy to universally recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 Review
Source: PC Mag English
Business laptops like ThinkPads cost more than even high-end consumer models, like HP's Envy line; MIL-STD 810H sturdiness, unbeatable build quality, and extra IT manageability carry a premium. We know that, but we're still denying the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 an Editors' Choice award because it seems to join the Apple MacBook Pro 16 in the cost-no-object class (at least for independent contractors out there) while a recent crop of affordable OLED laptops are standout values. But if your company offers you an X1 Extreme or allows you to purchase one or more, you're lucky indeed. Don't look that gift horse in the mouth.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme (2022) - The Better Dell XPS 15?
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5. This is the 2022 Model and the one I'm reviewing comes with an Intel I7-12800H CPU and a RTX 3070TI. Hopefully this helps you out on whether you should pick one up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2022

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q: More power efficient version of the GTX 1050 Ti with about 10-15% slower than a normal laptop GTX 1050 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1650 but with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Uses the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) but without Raytracing or Tensor cores.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt and different maximum Boost clock speeds of 1035 - 1485 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Coffee Lake:

i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

i5-8300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz (3.9 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

i7-8850H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.3 GHz (4.1 GHz with 4 cores, 4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

i7-9750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor of the Coffee Lake product family designed for the larger laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

Intel Alder Lake-P:

i7-12800H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 4.8 GHz and supports vPro.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00:

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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85.09%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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